Loading Adverts...
Follow our RSS feed
Loading

Griqua history to be showcased through Children of the Mist

Published: 17 August 2010

Artscape and the Vredendal-based Griqua Ratelgat Development Trust are using theatre to inform locals about the Griqua through the latest production, Children of the Mist, which opens on 4 September at the Artscape Theatre Centre.

The play resuscitates the Griqua lost culture and indigenous dance – the ‘rieldans’ –. The show will also include the Ikhapara dance which is a modern form of the oldest indigenous dances from the Khoi-Khoi people.

Valerie Mentoor and Jan Joseph of the Griqua Trust say their vision took form in 2003 when the Trust started eco-cultural and historical tourism to enlighten others about the Griqua. “One of our aims was that through this project our people would gain back the culture that they lost because of colonisation and apartheid,” they explained.

The production is spearheaded by the Artscape Indigenous Arts Department. Established in 2007, it aims to develop; mentor; and preserve South African indigenous customs through the arts.

‘Children of the Mist’ runs from September 1 to 4 at Artscape Arena Theatre at 20:00. For more information, visit www.artscape.co.za and for ticket bookings contact Computicket on 083 915 8000 or Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695. Tickets cost R50.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Twitter feed
Facebook
Advertisement
Archives
 17 April 2014 Week in review
 10 April 2014 Week in review
 27 March 2014 Week in review
 20 March 2014 Week in review
 12 March 2014 Week in review
 27 February 2014 Week in review
 20 February 2014 Week in review
 13 February 2014 Week in review
 6 February 2014 Week in review
Calendar
No events found
IAB South Africa Member

Media Update is member of IAB South Africa and a Newsclip Media Monitoring initiative.

Loading Adverts...